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Systems and method in accordance with the embodiments of the present invention can include an implant for positioning within a cervical facet joint for distracting the cervical spine, thereby increasing the area of the canals and openings through which the spinal cord and nerves must pass, and decreasing pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. The implant can be inserted laterally or posteriorly.

Title
Inter-cervical facet implant and method
Application Number
11/53735
Publication Number
7776090 (B2)
Application Date
February 8, 2005
Publication Date
August 17, 2010
Inventor
John J Flynn
Concord
CA, US
Scott A Yerby
Montara
CA, US
Steven T Mitchell
Pleasant Hill
CA, US
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Assignee
Warsaw Orthopedic
IN, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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